Amusing Science

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:50 pm

Classical electromagnetism, but still fun:


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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:14 am

Man, where did they find an individual who hadn't washed in years?

It's kinda cool to think there's a rainforest in my belly button.

Anyway, came to post about this:

Lab-made primordial soup yields RNA bases

This is kinda a holy grail. Something they've been trying to do under sterile lab conditions for a long time without much success beyond a few of the most basic building blocks like amino acids.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:23 am

↑ Interesting, but seems a bit ad hoc. On the other hand, when you have hundreds of millions of years and a planet-sized lab to tinker with molecules…

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by sparks » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:59 am

Wait long enough and the most improbable things will happen.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Doctor X » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:37 am

But did they find any RNA transcriptase?

Huh?

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by sparks » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:25 pm

They will. Soon as she has that little bugger surgically removed by AutoDoc(tm).
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:12 am

More magnets black magic:


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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:23 pm

Who needs reality? (But enable Javascipt.)

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:04 pm

Maybe this should be in politics, but ...


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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:32 pm

Image

To see it, scroll (and perhaps get a bit away from your screen).

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:35 pm

Amazing.

Took my glasses off and the image of Ronald Reagan just pops out.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by sparks » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:02 am

A woman's face. She's smiling. With left hand against her left cheek.

How ever did this get managed?
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:55 am

On my phone I could sort of see a face, but I can't identify whose face it is.

On my desktop computer, which is much larger, it just looks like a checker board and it isn't pleasant to look at.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:16 am

Applied aerodynamics:


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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:41 am

how the fuck?

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by sparks » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:56 pm

Magnets. Goddamned magnets. :)
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:08 pm

Aliens. :p
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Re: Amusing Science

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